Here at The Foleck Center, we know that our Norfolk and Hampton, VA patients usually have important questions about their oral health options and how dental implants could help them restore their smile. To help provide all the information these patients need, our staff compiled this page of dental implant questions and answers from some of our patients. If after reading this, you have additional questions, please call our office and we will do our best to provide you with answers to your questions.
Your first step should be to schedule a comprehensive dental implant consultation at The Foleck Center. This examination will allow you to explore your options and determine if dental implants are the right treatment for you and your needs.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants could be a great treatment for you. In just a few short visits to our office, Dr. Foleck attaches a titanium root to your jawbone. Once your artificial tooth root has healed, it will provide a strong and stable support for a functional new replacement tooth.
Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are a permanent option that is both strong and natural looking. They also assist in improving oral health, strengthen your jaw muscles and reduce jawbone deterioration. Additionally, they help improve oral health, fill in sunken facial features, and give patients a more youthful appearance.
Only a trained dental implants provider can make sure that your dental implants are placed properly and that they last for many years. Oral surgery is very complicated and although most dentists could install dental implants, the provider you choose should have special training to ensure the best possible results.
The cost of dental implants can vary based upon the need for supplemental procedures, the number of implants, the geographical area you live in, the provider, and which type of dental implant you choose. We can provide you with a written quote detailing the specific costs after your consultation appointment.
No tooth replacement option lasts forever. But compared to other options, dental implants are one of the longest lasting tooth replacement options available. Additionally, your dental implants can last several decades if you care for them as recommended.
Safe placement of dental implants usually takes from three to six months. However, treatment times can vary from patient to patient depending on dental and overall patient health, and if supplemental procedures are needed.
Dental insurance does not normally pay for the cost of dental implants. However, sometimes medical insurance will cover some of the cost, depending on the type of damaged and when it occurred. Please note that specific questions about your insurance coverage should be directed to your employer or your dental insurance provider.
Dental implants require no extra care besides regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, dental implants can also be cleaned and examined during regular check-ups with your dentist.
Your first step is to schedule an appointment and speak to a dental implant professional like Dr. Foleck. This initial examination is necessary to help us review your health history, examine your mouth, and determine if dental implants are a good option for your needs and budget.
Stop letting damaged teeth hold you back from the lifestyle that you have always wanted. You have many options, so stop wondering if dental implants are the right option for you and get the answers you need at The Foleck Center. In just a few easy visits to our office, Dr. Foleck can examine your teeth and help you determine if dental implants are the right tooth replacement treatment.
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Norfolk, VA 23510
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